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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Updated: May 22, 10:35 PM ET
ECNL U14 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels
ESPNHS Staff

A loss by the San Diego Surf to San Juan SC at the ECNL San Diego Showcase this past weekend opened a spot for PDA to return to the rankings.

Arsenal was the only current top five team in action last weekend and the team's 3-0 showing in San Diego resulted in a move up to the No. 3 spot. Stars of Massachusetts and PDA occupy the No. 4 and 5 spots, respectively after splitting their regular-season matches.

Each Thursday throughout the rest of the ECNL season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top five teams in each age group.

These rankings are not predictive, but rather reactive to the results. In other words, the higher ranked team has accomplished something on the field to earn that position for now. As such, we expect quite a bit of turnover in the rankings throughout the rest of the ECNL season.

2011-12 Elite Clubs National League Power Rankings: Under-14
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
Eclipse Select
9-0-0
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Last Week: 1
Alissa Gorzak, Zoe Redei, Courtney Daugerdas and Cassandra Rohan have combined for 22 goals this season. Longtime coach Rory Dames appears to have a title contender here.
Next Match: April 14 at Michigan Hawks
2
Charlotte SA
12-0-0
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Last Week: 2
Charlotte Soccer Academy sports the best overall record among the U14 teams. Maggie Wadsworth and Shayna Passantino have combined for 19 goals this season.
Next Match: April 14 at Concorde Fire
3
Arsenal FC
9-1-0
1
Last Week: 4
Arsenal pushed its win streak to 12 matches with a 3-0 showing at the ECNL San Diego showcase. The team defeated Eagles SC, Sereno and San Juan.
Next Match: April 7 at SoCal Blues
4
Stars of Mass
8-1-0
1
Last Week: 5
Stars of Massachusetts avenged its only loss of the season in a 2-1 win over former No. 1 PDA. The teams are tied for first with identical win-loss records.
Next Match: April 14 at East Meadow
5
PDA
8-1-0
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Last Week: NR
PDA, a former top-ranked team in the rankings, returns to the top five when a spot became available this week. PDA split its matches with the Stars of Massachusetts.
Next Match: April 14 vs. SoccerPlus Connecticut